With the goal of becoming a better "vector artist," and just better at digital illustration all around, I have been doing a lot of personal (not for work/client) illustrations. I quite enjoy it, and have tried my hand at a few styles of illustrating that were new to me as well. One of the styles that I am particularly fond of, is creating "chibi" illustrations.
The term "chibi," is derived from Japanese language, and it means small or little. Within the culture of anime and manga illustration, it specifically refers to the drawing of a character in an exaggerated form, most often small and or in child form, with a large head and large eyes. Illustrations in this style are sometimes referred to as "super-deformed." See Wikipedia's definition of chibi.
Though I do not consider my own "chibi" illustrations to be anime or manga, I do use the term "chibi" to define them. Most are in the typical ratio of chibis or super deformed chibis, that would be head to body ratio of 3:1, but not all. Simply put, in this showcase, are some of my "illustrations of people and characters with big heads and little bodies" :)
I hope you enjoyed viewing these, I sure enjoyed illustrating them! View more of my digital creations on deviantART and flickr. I would love to hear your thoughts on them, so please do leave a comment below. Thanks!